Year: 2019

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Ted McKinney and representatives from state agriculture departments learn about relevant maize and wheat research during visit to global headquarters in Mexico.

Innovations
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (28 Nov 2019)

Rapid alert system has been developed to predict the spread of wheat rust.

Innovations
News

CIMMYT researcher named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Publications

Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Zambia Daily Mail (26 Nov 2019)

Poor post harvest management is one of the key constraints to improving food and nutritional security in Africa.

In the media

Source: All Africa (26 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT and Harvest Plus have been breeding biofortified crop varieties of vitamin A orange maize since 2015.

Innovations
News

Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.

Innovations
Features

The COMPASS smartphone phone app uses data from farmers and from satellites to provide precise crop management advice.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Kooperation International (25 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT and the Julius KĂĽhn Institute signed a Declaration of Intent to intensify joint research on disease-resistant and stress-tolerant wheat.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.

Scientist, Plant Transformation & Tissue Culture
Nutrition, health and food security
News

Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.